Ana “Mamana” Ivancic from Slovenia

Harley-Davidson® gives the ultimate gift of freedom to lucky family

Faaker See, September 9, 2017:

Ana “Mamana” Ivancic from Slovenia – the unsuspecting winner – was presented with a new, unique special edition Sportster® Forty Eight® motorcycle on Friday night as part of the on-stage celebrations to commemorate 20 years of European Bike Week. In a presentation that included customer stories and memories spanning the two decades of European Bike Week history, Ana was called up on stage to be presented with her new bike.

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European Bike Week® rocks on its 20th Anniversary!

Made in Austria: European Bike Week® rocks on its 20th Anniversary!

Made in Austria: European Bike Week® rocks on its 20th Anniversary!

  • 2017 has been the biggest European Bike Week ever!
  • Karen Davidson in attendance, all the way from Milwaukee
  • The full 2018 Softail® family of bikes took pride of place at the heart of the event
  • Modified Street Rod 750s raced flat track on a purpose-built dirt oval
  • 25 bands on the main stage, including Black Stone Cherry and The Picturebooks
  • The Custom Bike Show featured over 70 entries
  • And over 10,000 rider’s took part in Saturday’s legendary parade

Faaker See, September 10 2017,125,000 revellers and more than 70,000 motorcycles arrived in the region of Carinthia, southern Austria, last week for the 20th Harley-Davidson festival to be located on the shores of the iconic Lake Faak.

This epic celebration brings together a vast and diverse array of people from all over the world, united by their shared passion for Harley-Davidson. In the last 20 years the festival has grown to become Europe’s biggest free motorcycle rally – and is the final major event in the European riding calendar.

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  • This year’s event was also a European Harley Owners Group® (H.O.G.) Rally
  • Over 100,000 Harley enthusiasts attended the event in the Swiss canton of Tessin
  • The Picturebooks, Philipp Fankhauser, AC/DC Revival Band, O.I.B. Zucchero Tribute and Sweet Soul Music Revue headlined on the main stage
  • Experiences included the Custom Bike Show, Dark Custom Zone, Expo Zone and Harley-Davidson test rides
  • The Jeep® Test Drive and Off-Road Experience were also on site

Following four hugely successful Swiss Harley Days events in Lugano, the largest motorcycle event in Switzerland took place once more this year in the idyllic city in the south of Switzerland. In recent years the event drew over 70,000 visitors to its various locations. This year it attracted even more fans making the 2017 event one of the largest of its kind in the whole of Europe: 55,000 visited on Saturday with 100,000 in attendance over the course of the whole weekend – plus over 30,000 motorcycles!

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Harley-Davidson® Euro Festival St-Tropez

Harley-Davidson® Euro Festival rocks the Golfe de St. Tropez

Harley-Davidson® Euro Festival rocks the Golfe de St-Tropez

There’s always been something special about the Harley-Davidson® Euro Festival. Since its first appearance on the Harley calendar 11 years ago, the event has drawn a cool and chic crowd of Harley® riders from across Europe to the chic Golfe de St-Tropez to ride, to party and to chill out in the beauty of southern France.

The 2017 Euro Festival saw a capacity crowd of more than 10,000 attendees gather at the newly revamped Prairies de la Mer beachfront site to make the most of the activities on offer at this most stylish of Harley-Davidson events. The traditional Saturday parade saw more than 2,000 bikes riding through the beauty of the justly famous local countryside and the port of St-Tropez, while the impeccably beautiful hilltop village of Grimaud hosted the world-famous Custom Bike Show on the Friday, drawing a record gathering of the best custom bikes in Europe to compete for the magnificent trophies hand-crafted for the occasion by artisan sponsor 2-Saints.

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